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Brightwell MicroBacter7 250mL

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$10.99 USD
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$13.57 USD
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What is Brightwell MicroBacter7?


Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 is a world-renowned water conditioner with many benefits for any beginner or expert hobbyist looking to start a new aquarium setup. MicroBacter7 helps rapidly reduce organic carbon, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate & phosphate levels. It also provides a healthier aquarium substrate, encourages the growth of photosynthetic organisms, reduces hydrogen sulfide production, increases dissolved oxygen concentration, and improves water clarity. The concentration of dissolved and particulate organic materials in any aquarium can significantly impact the overall appearance and health of organisms residing in that aquarium. Using Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 helps greatly improve water quality leading to healthier aquarium inhabitants for all marine and freshwater aquariums. Brightwell Aquatics MicroBacter7 does not require refrigeration, but refrigeration will maximize the product's shelf-life.


Benefits of MicroBacter7:


  • Reduces nitrogen, nitrates, phosphates, ammonia & organic materials. 
  • Encourages growth of photosynthetic organisms, reduces hydrogen sulfide production & increases dissolved oxygen concentration.
  • Increases water clarity.
  • Greatly-reduced hydrogen sulfide production.

How Does MicroBacter7 Work?

The concentration of dissolved and particulate organic materials in any aquatic environment can significantly impact the overall appearance and the health of organisms residing within that system. For example, relatively low-nutrient environments are characterized by high water clarity, lack of unpleasant odors, and absence of microalgae and cyanobacteria; this is collectively a result of the lack of nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon-based waste available. Conversely, aquaria that are relatively rich in available nutrients have characteristics opposite to those mentioned earlier and are typically not desirable because of the resultant appearance of the system and the difficulty of maintaining healthy aquarium inhabitants.
Brightwell Aquatics MicrōBacter7 is a selective complex of efficient microbes and enzymes that rapidly reduce the concentration of problematic organic compounds in the aquaria. Removing nitrogen, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, and organic carbon improves water quality in all marine and freshwater ecosystems. 

Better water quality typically leads to healthier aquarium inhabitants. MicrōBacter7 does not require refrigeration; however, storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity and maximize the product's shelf-life.


Instructions:

Shake product well before using. Mix the appropriate volume of MicrōBacter7 (see below) with 250-ml (~8 fl. oz.) of aquarium water in a clean container before adding it to the aquarium. If using a pipette to dispense MicrōBacter7 below the water level of the container or aquarium, be sure to thoroughly clean the pipette with fresh water before placing the tube back into the MicrōBacter7 bottle; failure to do so will contaminate the product. Best results may be obtained by adding the mixture to an external biological filtration system (if applicable). Do not add to pump intake port(s). For best results, use within 1-year of purchase date. Grossly overdosing MicrōBacter7 will not significantly increase the product's effectiveness, nor the rate at which it enacts changes in aquaria. The following recommendations are based upon extensive testing and will produce the best results in most aquaria. 


Medium to High-nutrient Systems, or to seed Biological Filtration in new aquaria:

To effectively decrease the concentration of available nutrients and waste material in all marine and freshwater aquaria, add 5 ml (1 capful) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) [≈4 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water daily for the first two weeks of use. 

The impact that MicrōBacter7 has on an aquarium is most evident within two weeks. Turn protein skimming and UV sterilization off for 4 hours following addition to aquaria.

A noticeable difference in water clarity is typically apparent within 30-minutes of dosing. Follow the same instructions for a new aquarium start-up. After that, switch to “low-nutrient” dosage (below).

Stable, Low-nutrient Systems: 

To maintain a low concentration of available nutrients in all marine and freshwater aquaria, 5 ml (1 capful) of MicrōBacter7 per 50 US-gallons (189.3 L) [≈2 drops per gallon (3.8 L)] of aquarium water no more than once each week; alternately, add one drop per 50 US-gallons daily (or one drop per 25 US-gallons every other day). Turn protein skimming and UV sterilization off for 4 hours following addition to aquaria. Dosage may be adjusted according to perceived benefit to the aquarium; however, it is recommended that the dosage not exceed one drop per 10 US gallons per day. With time, hobbyists may determine that decreasing the dosage and/or dosing frequency by up to 50% maintains a low-nutrient environment. For example, during changes in biological filtration or when increasing the aquarium bioload, dose one drop per 25 US-gallons daily for one week, then resume “low-nutrient” dosage. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.